Origin Stories: An Interview with Kitsch Founders Katie Jentleson and Samantha Henig

Aurora and Jagravi: Hi! Katie: Hi! Sam: Katie? Hi! Katie: Hi! We never see each other anymore, this is nice! Sam: How’s it going? Aurora: Pretty good! We’re in layout week now, so things are definitely heating up. Katie: Oh … Continue reading Origin Stories: An Interview with Kitsch Founders Katie Jentleson and Samantha Henig

Embracing Goldwin Smith: The Paradox of Klarman Hall’s History

By Adam Davis When I returned to Cornell this past spring semester, the landscape of Central Campus had been noticeably altered. The construction site that had been an evolving but constant presence since the beginning of my freshman year had finally given way to a finished building. Klarman Hall now stood as a new and conspicuous architectural presence on East Avenue. Klarman Hall was the first new building dedicated to the humanities to be built at Cornell in 110 years; the last humanities building constructed before it was Goldwin Smith Hall in 1905. Upon completion of construction, Klarman Hall was, … Continue reading Embracing Goldwin Smith: The Paradox of Klarman Hall’s History

Many Miles to Go for Public Service: Why Spring Break Just Won’t Cut It

By Chris Skawski Cornell University, a land grant college, is tasked with disseminating the knowledge it accumulates to the community that surrounds it. It has a state-mandated duty to employ its vast resources and research in order to implement community-centered … Continue reading Many Miles to Go for Public Service: Why Spring Break Just Won’t Cut It

Ithaca’s gentrification, food insecurity, heroin injection sites, and how to best support and participate in social justice movements: A conversation with Phoebe Brown

by Yana Makuwa and Katie O’Brien Phoebe Brown is a prolific activist and organizer in the Ithaca community. She is involved with many local nonprofits and justice movements, including the local chapter of #BlackLivesMatter, the Multicultural Resource Center at the … Continue reading Ithaca’s gentrification, food insecurity, heroin injection sites, and how to best support and participate in social justice movements: A conversation with Phoebe Brown